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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Administrative Assistant — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Office Support — Diploma (48 credits)
Office Assistant — Certificate (30 credits)
Software Applications — Certificate (16 credits)
Computer Skills — Certificate (10 credits)

About the Program


Today many companies view information as the way to gain a competitive edge. As a result, administrative assistant positions are becoming more important and more technology based. To be successful in today’s technical environment, excellent skills in oral and written communication, business knowledge and software/hardware knowledge are a necessity. The Office Technology program encourages an active, hands-on learning environment that helps you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for tomorrow’s job market. You will learn tools to encourage both professional and personal growth.

Potential Job Titles


Administrative Assistants
Human Resource Assistants
Receptionists/Information Clerks

Gainful Employment Program Information


Salary Data


  • Administrative Assistants
    Average Wage: $19.36/hour
    Top Earners: $26.19/hour
  • Human Resource Assistants
    Average Wage: $18.99/hour
    Top Earners: $24.31/hour
  • Receptionists/Information Clerks
    Average Wage: $14.46/hour
    Top Earners: $19.33/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Administrative Assistant - AAS 60 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Use a database management system to create and edit tables, queries, forms and reports.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Support - Diploma 48 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Use a database management system to create and edit tables, queries, forms and reports.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Assistant - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Demonstrate the use of a spreadsheet program to analyze, organize, and chart data and present numeric data.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Technology- Software Applications - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Office Technology Computer Skills - Certificate 10 Credits

  • Demonstrate knowledge to create, name, edit, format, store, send, attach, and print typical business documents.
  • Make use of a presentation program to create, edit, and enhance presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  • Develop the keyboarding speed and accuracy necessary for employment.

Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Carol Libson 651.779.3345 carol.libson@century.edu Room 2247 East
Connie Poferl 651.779.5770 connie.poferl@century.edu Room 1745 East